Child Development - Associate Teacher Local Certificate
The State of California, Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, is responsible for issuing Child Development Permits to eligible students seeking employment in State funded early childhood educational programs or other selective children’s programs. The student with the intention of securing a Child Development Permit must follow mandated course requirements as outlined by the Child Development Permit Matrix handout. To secure a copy of the Child Development Permit Matrix contact a Child Development instructor or the coordinator of the Child Development Training Consortium. There is a monetary fee paid to the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing when se-curing the Child Development permit and as required, all course work must be passed with a grade of C or better.
The Child Development Teacher level certificate prepares the student to earn state certification as a Master Teacher, Site Supervisor, or Program Director. The student may apply for as many certificates as they wish after fulfilling the requirements of each certificate. These certificates meet the academic requirements according to Title 22 and may help the student be employed in the field of early childhood education. There are no monetary fees for these certificates.
The student will be eligible for this certificate by completing 12 units of child development course work, including the State mandated core classes. All of the courses must be passed with a “C” or better.
Program student learning outcomes:
- Students will implement an understanding of how the childcare classroom schedule operates.
- Students will apply knowledge of how to create and implement lesson plans.
|Required Core Courses (9 Units)
|* CD 005
|* CD 010
|Child, Family and Society
|* CD 012A
|Principles & Practices of Early Childhood Education
|Plus any 3 units from the courses listed below:
|Teaching in a Diverse Society
|Observation and Assessment
|Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education Field Work
|Literature and Language Arts for Young Children
|Introduction to Curriculum
|Sex Education for Parents and Teachers
|Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention
|Health, Safety and Nutrition
|Infant and Toddler Caregiving
|Domestic Violence Recognition and Prevention
* As marked, these are State mandated core courses which are required in order to teach in California and as mandated for the Child Development Permit.